The former Republic of Ireland and Manchester United captain Roy Keane is the fourth player to be inducted into the Premier League’s Hall of Fame.
Keane wore red 366 times in the Premier League for United and Nottingham Forest, and in was during his time in Manchester where he enjoyed a golden career in which he won seven title in a gilded 12 seasons at Old Trafford before his less savoury departure by mutual consent in 2005.
The 49-year-old was typically bashful when he told the Premier League that “I feel very lucky to be inducted but I’ve only been inducted because of the players I’ve played with.”
Earlier his former United club-mate the maverick Frenchman Eric Cantona became the third player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The 54-year-old former Leeds and Manchester United forward followed the respective inductions of of Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry, the first two inductees on April 26th.
Keane was consistently one of the Premier league’s most driven, determined and integral central midfielders and captains – He is one of six players from a 23-man shortlist to receive the most combined votes from the public and the Premier League awards panel.
The Hall of Fame was launched last month to “recognise and celebrate the exceptional skill and talent of players who have graced the League since its inception in 1992”.